Windows 10 Update asks to ‘Review Settings’

We have had a few calls from concerned people who are alarmed by the screen from Windows asking to review and choose your privacy settings.

We can confirm that this is a legitimate Microsoft screen. It pays to be cautious about these things, but you can dismiss this screen a few times, until you find that you can’t do anything without following it through.

Windows 10 privacy is a contentious issue. This is in part because Windows 10 is integrated with cloud-based features like Cortana, and it has features influenced by mobile such as determining your location. Then there’s Microsoft’s more questionable goals, like scooping up diagnostic data and gathering information for better ad-targeting.

In previous versions of Windows 10, managing privacy was, to put it mildly, an insane process. Settings were strewn all over the operating system and the web.

Privacy isn’t much better in the recently released Creators Update, but Microsoft has consolidated its web-based privacy information related to a user’s Microsoft Account. In addition, privacy settings on the PC are a little more helpful.

Generally, I will turn off all, except location sharing. This is helpful when searching, but who want’s targeted advertising?

Vodafone to ditch e-mail services!

Vodafone announced last week that it will stop it’s email services from November 30! This means if you are a @vodafone,,, email user, you will be left without email.

They will auto forward emails on to another provider, but you will need to use the link in an email they sent you to do so.

They advise you should set up a new web based email account, like Gmail or, or any others of your choice, and let your contacts know your new address.

Some help in migrating your email address can be found HERE.

We can offer an email service for you, if you do not want a free one. Email addresses feature This is a paid for service, and costs $25/year. If you want to know more, please contact us on 09 439 4315.